Many years I enjoyed 3D modelling. This was placed on the back burner partly caused by the long rendering times. Our new 3D printer inspired me again.
Flipping through projects on ‘Thingiverse’ I found the great solenoid V8 engine of 7thCrook (respect man!). Simply printing, copying or modifying his work isn’t my thing. I enjoy the process of designing to much.
Initial idea was prototyping a beautiful engine on the 3D printer. To copy it in aluminium and brass. Finally to scratch-build a 1:5 rc model hotrod around it.
The many solenoid engines on ‘YouTube’ demoralized me. Until I found the Electromagnetic Reciprocating Engine.
My first sketches were based on an upright piston-like movement. ‘Keep it simple stupid!’ I noticed several problems and my designs required many ball-bearings.
Initial experiments showed a pendular movement was the best alternative.
Adjusted goal… Design a concept V8 (P8) engine with the best possible specifications.